This section of the Advocacy Toolkit provides helpful tips on contacting legislators on the state and federal levels through letter writing, phone calls, and in-person meetings.
Find Your Districts:
You can find both legislative and congressional districts at this link.
Tips for Meeting with Legislators:
This link provides an overview of how to meet with legislators.
Advocacy by Letter, Postcard, or Email:
How to contact your legislator via written word.
Advocacy By Telephone:
How to contact your legislator over the phone.
Communicating with Congress: Emails, Letters, and Phone Calls:
Tips for contacting federal elected officials.
Developing Effective Messages/Desarrollo de Mensajes Efectivos:
This link outlines how to create an effective message to take to legislative meetings, including a template to use in preparation. (English/Español)
8 Tips for a Successful Olympia Visit:
Read this document before preparing for a visit with your state legislators.
8 Tips for a Successful Congressional Visit:
Read this document before preparing for a visit with your federal legislators.
Meeting with Your Legislator During the Interim:
The Washington State legislature is in session only a few months per year. The off-season is a great time to meet with elected officials in their home districts to discuss the issues that matter to you!